Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

heuristic \hyoo-RIS-tik\, adjective:
1. Serving to indicate or point out; stimulating interest as a means of furthering investigation.
2. Encouraging a person to learn, discover, understand, or solve problems on his or her own, as by experimenting, evaluating possible answers or solutions, or by trial and error.
3. Of, pertaining to, or based on experimentation, evaluation, or trial-and-error methods.
4. Denoting a rule of thumb for solving a problem without the exhaustive application of an algorithm.
Heuristic stems from the Greek heur-, "to discover."

  • Another excuse for Americans to spend an entire day eating
"Damn, it's not a weekend, and i want to eat all day"
"Why Don't we invent a holiday and give it a stupid name?"
"Fo Shizzle, My Pilgrizzle!"

  • Thanksgiving - national holiday in the United States commemorating the Pilgrims' celebration of the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony in 1621, after a winter of great starvation and privation. The celebration was probably held in October. The neighboring Wampanoags, who outnumbered the colonists, joined them for three days and contributed food to the celebration. The first proclaimed day of thanksgiving in the colony was not held until 1623 (probably at the end of July), following an improvement in prospects for the still struggling colony, and was a day of prayer, not feasting. Fourth Thursday in November.

  • Tasmania: southeast Australian island was first seen by Dutchman Abel Tasman, for whom it was later named (1642)
  • The Origin of Species: naturalist Charles Darwin published his book explaining evolution (1859)
  • Lee Harvey Oswald: JFK assassin was shot to death by Jack Ruby (1963)
  • Lucy: Australopithecus skeleton was found in Ethiopia; she was about 3 foot 7 (109 cm.) and 3 million years old (1974)
    Freddie Mercury passed away from HIV (1991)
  • Zachary Taylor (U.S.) 1784
  • Bat Masterson 1853
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 1864
  • Scott Joplin 1868
  • Dale Carnegie 1888
  • Garson Kanin 1912
  • William F. Buckley, Jr. 1925
  • Johnny Carver 1940
  • Paul Tagliabue 1940
  • Pete Best 1941 - Musician (Beatles), early member of the Beatles
  • Donald "Duck" Dunn (Booker T. & the MG's) 1941
  • Billy Connolly 1942
  • Lee Michaels 1945
  • Dwight Schultz 1947
  • Stanley Livingston 1950
  • Clem Burke (Blondie) 1955
  • Terry Lewis (The Time) 1956
  • Denise Crosby 1957
  • John Squire (The Stone Roses) 1962
  • Gary Stonadge (Big Audio) 1962
  • Chad Taylor (Live) 1970
  • Collin Hanks 1977
  • Katherine Heigl 1978